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  • 509591
  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $57,200.00 

Grade: 21


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Prevention Services Team !

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

What You'll Do:

This position reports to the Office Chief of the Office of Children's Health and is responsible for program management of Children’s Health program activities.

The candidate will manage a variety of contracts including contracts with local programs, vendors, community-based programs, statewide and federal programs.

As the Sensory Screening Program Manager, you will assist with coordination, implementation and monitoring all aspects of the ADHS Sensory Program, including Arizona’s legislatively mandated hearing and vision screening programs.

You'll be responsible for the monitoring and reporting of vision and hearing screening and maintaining program components including curriculum, equipment inventory, training and education, policy and procedures.

As the Sensory Screening Program Manager, you will also coordinate workgroups and projects related to early childhood screening and partner with internal and external programs to align screening efforts. Maintaining relationships with community partners, schools, and child-serving agencies is key to success in this role.

In addition, you will work closely and participate in workgroups with internal programs including: Newborn Screening and ADHS home visiting programs. The Sensory Screening Program Manager will respond to community member inquiries or requests for assistance by telephone, mail, email and/or in person; provide resources and referrals; provide technical assistance, actions to be taken, strategies offered to resolve problems. The Sensory Screening Program Manager will provide education and training, foster partnerships with child serving agencies, and schools to ensure follow up to services.

The Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health serves as Arizona's Title V CYSHCN agency and receives funding through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Title V Block Grant, which designates 33% of its funding for CYSHCN. This position is funded entirely by Federal funds and does not require any expenditure of state general funds. It is expected that the Sensory Screening Program Manager will act independently and collaboratively sharing tasks with other Office of Children’s Health staff on a variety of Title V CYSHCN projects. You will be required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary.

Job Duties:

- Developing, implementing and managing ADHS Sensory Program components. This program will be in-line and consistent with the state mandates and MCHB guidelines and recommendations.
- Managing and monitoring contracts and budgets, providing contracted partners with ongoing technical assistance and management of deliverables and payment of invoices, working independently and collaboratively with other staff.
- Assisting in developing and implementing new contracts, requests for proposals, contract monitoring, on-site monitoring, etc. as needed. Participating in Bureau contract development and procurement training and workshops.
- Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships to advance the ADHS Sensory Program and early childhood screening through mutually beneficial professional relationships with referral sources including but not limited to: schools, other state child serving agencies, community based organizations, family advocacy agencies, school nurses' groups, social workers, home visiting programs, early care and education centers, educational professionals and health plans. Utilizing existing tracking tools and data collected to monitor progress and assess gaps.
- Coordinating tasks for the ADHS Sensory Program. Working with other staff to coordinate training, tracking, and reporting. Providing technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders.
- Representing the Office Chief on advisory/planning committees to implement coordination activities; presents at various conferences and meetings; and confers with and provides technical assistance to other child-serving agencies, community and professional organizations on health strategies related to children’s health and CYSHCN and their families, in English and, when available, Spanish.
- Coordinate the information pertaining to developmental screenings across BWCH programs and act as a liaison with other state agencies on the topic of developmental screenings. This may include tracking training, trainers, and identifying program needs related to development screenings and/or collaborating with other programs or agencies to track training, trainers and identifying program needs related to development screenings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Fundamentals of systems of care for children and their families and public health.
- Early childhood development, hearing and vision screening, sensory, developmental screening, follow up to care.
- Family centered, community based systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs.
- Federal and State health policy; especially Federal guidelines concerning children's health.
- Group process and organizational behavior
Legal, ethical and contract implications of service delivery.
- Providing leadership and direction to committees/work groups.
- State and ADHS policies and procedures.
- Federal and State legislative process.
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Use of data to monitor system effectiveness.
- Must have a general knowledge of family/professional partnership/cultural competence.
- Development principles including quality assurance, budget development and resource allocation; procurement and contract policies; maternal and child health topics to include public health best practices related to early childhood health and development.
- Performance Management (PM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Organizational planning and group facilitation.
- Training including planning, organizing and conducting training sessions.
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external customers.
- Applying prevention policy and environmental strategies and techniques to planning programs and projects.
- Strong written and communication skills.
- Research and program development.

Ability to:
- Develop plans and set goals
- Collaborate and plan with various partners, other agencies and personnel.
- Communicate effectively with families including, CYSHCN and the professionals that support them.
- Communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities, family advocacy groups, other local and governmental child-serving agencies and stakeholders involved in the lives of families including, CYSHCN
- Conduct open meetings with interested public and governmental persons who share this knowledge and whose goal it is to increase access to care including, resources for CYSHCN and their families.
- Work with diverse groups and entities including individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, family advocacy groups, other local and governmental child-serving agencies and stakeholders involved in the lives of children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
- Adapt to change.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelors degree in social service, public health, healthcare and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a related field; experience working in a school, community and/or health setting with children and youth including children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.